Workshops 2017

Notwestminster workshops identOur participants are very much in control of the content of this event, so we’ve been inviting you to share your ideas for workshop sessions over the past few weeks.

This year all the workshops are based around themes that have been inspired by discussions with citizens as part of the Kirklees Democracy Commission. This is a unique and important piece of work for local democracy in the UK, which is taking a health check on our local democracy and coming up with ideas for making it stronger.

Our 2017 workshops

Notwestminster 2017 workshop grid & live notes

Session one – 10.30am to 11.30am:


Session two – 12 noon to 1pm:


Session three – 2.30pm to 3.30pm:

Turning ideas into action

As usual, we’re setting all our workshop hosts a challenge. The participants in each workshop will be encouraged to come up with a new idea for a practical experiment that we can all try out where we live or work. We’re looking for things that test out new ways of involving people in local democracy and decision-making. 

At the end of the day we’ll bring everyone together for our Ideas Bazaar, where we’ll share our ideas, have few drinks and begin to talk about what we might do next. After the event, we’ll try out some of these ideas as part of our Design Experiments for Local Democracy programme. Everyone who is interested is welcome to get involved.

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Notwestminster 2017